Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
A structural constituent of cytoskeleton. Involved in several processes, including platelet aggregation; platelet formation; and thyroid hormone transport. Acts upstream of or within spindle assembly. Located in microtubule. Is expressed in dorsal root ganglion; liver; and spinal cord. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia TUBB1-related. Orthologous to human TUBB1 (tubulin beta 1 class VI).